News from El Punt Avui

Colau takes on Franco

Ada Colau’s government will vote on the revocation of several medals awarded to Franco and six of his closest aides, in a plenary this January

Heavy rains batter Girona and Empordà, causing travel chaos

This weekend was marked by flooded fields, fallen trees and electrical poles, rivers bursting their banks and houses cut off from civilization due to the accumulation of rain water in the Alt Empordà,...

national

“Now Article 155 can be applied to any community”

Pau Villòria, lead author of the report ordered by Catalan president Quim Torra to look into the impacts of the seven months of suspended self-government under article 155, is interviewed today. He highlights...

CULTURE

Together in love, life and art: Rafols and Girona

An exhibition at the Museum of Montserrat has opened about Albert Ràfols Casamada and Maria Girona, a unique artistic couple. This fascinating collection reflects the various facets of their life; marriage,...

Europe

Basque cities go to the polls on right to decide

San Sebastián became the first Basque capital to hold a consultation on the right to decide regarding the relationship between the Basque Country and the Spanish State, yesterday. Citizens headed to the...

Kane goal ends Spain’s Nations League hopes

It was a late goal by Harry Kane, at Wembley, against Croatia, which ended any hopes Spain had of making it into the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League. A draw in London would have sufficed,...

EUROPE

Volt party stands for youth in EU elections

A young, new, transnational party wants to represent youth voters in the 2019 European elections. Made up of enthusiastic students and young professionals, many of whom are not even 30, Volt is a pan-European...

POINT MADE

From hope to disappointment

Many French voters believed Macron’s promises of a thorough reform of French politics, which would reunite a divided population. However, 100 days into his government, disappointment is the resounding...

education

Call for 6% of GDP to be spent on education

Some 600 people, say local police, demonstrated yesterday in Barcelona to call on the Catalan government to spend 6% of GDP on education, or €10 billion. The march, organised by the Marc Unitari de la...

business

Fashion firm TCN files for bankruptcy

Textile and fashion company, TCN, which has belonged to the Endurance Partners private equity fund since 2015, has filed for bankruptcy in a Barcelona court. However, the bankruptcy claim included an application...